Obituaries

Linda Jeffers

Linda V. Jeffers, 78 of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Toledo, Ohio, surrounded by her loving daughters. Linda was born on November 21, 1938 in Deepwater, West Virginia, to the late Floyd C. and Katie M. (Faukner) Litton.  She married John William Jeffers on July 1, 1955 in New Haven, West Virginia and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2003. Linda also known as “Super Mom” was a loving and supportive mother to her 7 daughters.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and canning, gardening, playing Bingo, doing upholstery, and having a house full of family and friends.   Linda also enjoyed fishing and according to her loving daughters, “the biggest fish she caught was the one that got away!”  Linda was a member of the Risingsun Women’s Fire Department Auxiliary, she was known for being ornery and was as ornery as they come! While living in West Virginia, Linda enjoyed driving the Amish to various places and appointments.  The beauty of West Virginia and her family roots was truly important to Linda as West Virginia was her home and where her heart was.  Linda will be deeply missed by her daughters and family as her family was her true pride and joy. Linda is survived by her 7 daughters:  Deb (Dan) Bateson, of Tiffin, Ohio; Nancy Jeffers, of Bowling Green, Ohio; Christine (Kevin) Gulley, of Little Hocking, Ohio; Anita (Mike) Leady, of Risingsun, Ohio; Denise (Bill) Stephenson, of Risingsun, Ohio; Lori (Doug) Crabill, of Fremont, Ohio; Dorathy (Tom) Gangwer, of Risingsun, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sisters: Rachel Dissauer, of Risingsun, Ohio; Doris…


Eunice Baumbarger

Eunice Mae Lee Baumbarger, 89, of Haskins, passed away May 21, 2017, at Elizabeth Scott Community. She was born on January 17, 1928, to the late Betrue and Clara (Loomis) Lee. Eunice lived a full and active life. She was a resident of Haskins for 73 years. Eunice was born in Toledo, Ohio, the 3rd of 11 children. She graduated from Haskins High School in 1945. She worked as a telephone operator before marrying her husband Howard Baumbarger in 1948. They were happily married for 54 years and had 3 children. Eunice had many hobbies including reading, women’s softball, cake decorating, candle making, crocheting, knitting, sewing and embroidering, and painting ceramics. In 1977, she fulfilled a dream to become a licensed practical nurse by graduating from the Bowling Green Area School of Practical Nursing. She worked at Wood County Hospital, Sunshine Children’s Home, Perrysburg Commons, and as a private duty nurse. Eunice and Howard enjoyed many years of camping together and with family members. After retiring, she devoted her time to gardening and volunteering. She became a master gardener and volunteered many years at Wood County Park District. She was an active member of Plain Congregational Church and with the Wood County Senior Center. She is survived by children, Carol Ann (Timothy) Meyer, Waterville, OH, Gary Lee Baumbarger (Carol Ann Humphries), Decatur, IL, and Glenna Mae (Robert) Frey, Whitehouse, OH; grandchildren, Anthony (Sarah Maxwell) Meyer, Matthew Meyer, Philip (Rebecca) Meyer, Melanie (Matthew) Wahlgren, Lisa (Josh) Cochran, Cody (Becca) Baumbarger, Brandi Gaither, Dustin Baumbarger, Amanda Frey, and Sawyer Frey; siblings, Verna Miles, Emma Lashaway, Walter Lee, Robert Lee, Douglas Lee, and…


Darlene M Myers

Darlene M. (Wolfe) Myers, 72, of Bowling Green, OH, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH died Thursday, May 19, 2017 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green.  She was born May 9, 1945 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Walter W. Wolfe and Catherine (Franczak) Wolfe Martin. She was a retired employee of Wood County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. Darlene had a strong faith in God and her love touched many people.  She enjoyed quilting, scrap book keeping, cooking and spending endless hours with her grandchildren.   She had a strong giving spirit and passion for helping others. Her beautiful smile touched many lives and she will be remembered for her perseverance to go on no matter how hard it was. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son James Myers, a brother Ronald Wolfe, a sister Lori A. Fisher and a sister Debra K (Wolfe) Heslop. Surviving are her husband of 50 years James D. Myers, daughter Cathleen (Sean) Serna of Sandusky, OH, son Troy (Jennifer) Myers of Bowling Green, OH, and daughter-in-law Mary Myers also of Bowling Green. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren Jordon, Sam, Catie, Olivia, Ben, Annie, Lucy, Marisa, Brian and Jessica. Services will be private for the family. Dunn Funeral Home, 408 West Wooster St. in Bowling Green is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. To share an online condolence with…


Alice L Dunipace

Alice L. Dunipace, 88, of Bowling Green passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Bowling Green Manor. She was born on March 19, 1929 in Lemoyne, Ohio to Orville and Emma (Peterson) Hahn. She married Raymond Dunipace and he preceded her in death on December 14, 2002. Alice was a retired telephone operator and homemaker. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are sons, Douglas E. and Keith E., daughter, Deborah, Faye and Ruth Hahn and Ethel Dorman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, David Hahn and sisters, Helen Welling and Esther Hahn. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, May 16th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time.  Alice will be laid to rest beside her husband at Webster Township Cemetery in Scotch Ridge. Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity U.M. Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank the staff of Bowling Green Manor for the excellent care during her stay at their facility. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on May 19, 2017.


Kimberly Morelock

Kimberly “Mama Kim” Morelock, 51, of North Baltimore, OH, died May 10, 2017 at The Wood County Hospital. She was born June 19, 1965 in Toledo, OH to Melvin & Virginia (Neal) Solly. Kim worked as an assistant manager at the Bowling Green Bureau of Motor Vehicles. She and her husband were advocates of and founded the Shaken Baby Syndrome of Ohio organization. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She married Denny Morelock Sr. February 8, 1986. He survives along with children, Steffany (Michael) DeWitt, Denny Morelock, Jr., and Dani (Christopher) Ramos, grandchildren, Dominic, Cheyenne, Aura, and Aleena, her father, Melvin Solly, and siblings, Mike (Jodi) Solly, Tim (Tina) Solly, Corrina (Ken) Warren, Amey (Dave) Pruitt, Connie (Mike) Thompson, Kathy (Randy) Frey, Jeff (Maryann) Watts, and Joe (Sherrie) Watts. She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Solly, sister, Cheryl Watts, and son, Jason. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 18620 Washington St. Tontogany, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on May 19, 2017.


Keith A Vestal

Keith A. Vestal, age 45, of Luckey, OH, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Toledo, OH. He was born on June 30, 1971 at home in Luckey to Lynn and Judy (Beimdieck) Vestal. Keith graduated from Eastwood High School and attended Wright State University in Dayton. In 1994 he was in a serious auto accident that left him wheel chair bound. His employments included: Rudolph Libby, Luckey working in the cabinet shop and Sam’s Club, Beavercreek as a greeter, retiring in 2015. His memberships included: Faith United Methodist Church, Luckey and Wright State Wheelchair rugby, track and field. In his spare time he enjoyed playing pool, trivia, cards and dominoes with his friends. Keith is survived by his mother: Judy (fiancé: Dan Czyzewski) Luckey, sister: Lisa Oehmke of Toledo, uncle: Robert (Dottie) Beimdieck of Bowling Green, Jerry Vestal of Luckey, aunt: Nancy Reynolds of Fostoria, nieces, nephews and special friends: Harvey and Sandy Matthews of Xenia, OH. He was preceded in death by his father: Lynn Vestal and brother: Jeffory Vestal. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH where funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 19 at 11 AM. Officiating will be the Rev. James Budke. Interment will be in Fish Cemetery, Pemberville, OH. There will be a bereavement luncheon served at Faith United Methodist Church, Luckey immediately following the cemetery committal services. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the family; checks may be made out to: Judy Vestal. Those wishing…


Gerald ‘Dempsey’ Foltz

Gerald “Dempsey” F. Foltz, 89, of Deshler passed away Monday May 1, 2017.   Gerald was born in Henry County, Ohio to the late Harvey and Martha (Boyer) Foltz. He married the love of his life Alice Walter on September 24, 1949 and she survives him. Also surviving are his children: Debra (Bill) Bennett of McComb, Robert (Pat) Foltz of Toledo and Judy Harden of Bowling Green; grandchildren Brian (Dana) Spitnale, Greg (Carey) Spitnale, Jessica and Jennifer Foltz and Michelle (Jon) Channer, step-grandchildren: Scott (Dawn) Bennett of Findlay, Tracy (Curtis) Collins of Perrysburg and Todd (Sandy) Bennett of Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren: Savanna, Jaylyn , Andrew “Dempsey” and  Jackson Spitnale and Elly and Bo Channer; step-great grandchildren: Will, Paige, Gabe and Taylor Bennett, Austin, Peyton and Faith Collins; a sister Deloris Coppes. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Evelyn Jones, Doris Weidman, Lois Jean Vandersall and Mary Lou Leatherman; brothers: Delbert, Earl, Virgil, Harold and Ernest.   Gerald was a hard working and lifelong farmer. He truly loved spending time out in the fields on his tractor and working with his bailing crew. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Findlay and was a former Pleasant Township Trustee in Hancock County. Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Gerald enjoyed fishing and hunting with his father and brothers in Michigan. Family was a very important part of Gerald’s life. He would make it a point to attend all their events and especially loved going to his grandchildren’s baseball games.   Visitation for Gerald will be on Friday May 5, 2017…


Dale E ‘Pickle’ Swain

Dale E. “Pickle” Swain, 59, of  McComb passed away Saturday April 29, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. Dale was born in  Findlay, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Patricia (Morehead) Swain. Dale is survived by his son Shaun (Amy) Swain of Summerville, South Carolina; siblings: Richard Swain of Hamler, Robert ( Lou) Swain of Oak Harbor, Washington, Sharon (Dennis) Howdyshell of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Dean (Jackie Strick) Gary Swain of McComb and Larry (Dina) Swain of Charleston, South Carolina; grandchildren: Elijah, Alysiah, Jalen and Camden Swain. Dale was employed with Metal Forge in Deshler for 22 years and also worked for Ishikawa Gasket and the Goodwill Company both in Bowling Green. Dale was a 1976 graduate of McComb High School and enjoyed riding his Harley and his 1968 Pontiac GTO. Dale enjoyed spending time with his family, but especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to  sporting events and was a humble and simple man. Visitation for Dale will be on Wednesday May 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM in the Hartley-Hanneman Funeral Home, 370 Park Dr. S, McComb, Ohio 45858, Drew DeVore, Funeral Director.  Dale’s funeral service will be on Thursday May 4, 2017 at 11:00 in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Ten-Mile Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made in Dale’s honor to Bridge Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Ln., Findlay, Ohio 45840. On-line condolences, as well as fond memories may be sent to Dale’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on May 19, 2017.


J Loraine Welker

J. Loraine Welker, 97, of Bowling Green, formerly of Five Point Road, Perrysburg, OH died on May 4, 2017 in Bowling Green. Loraine, daughter of Paul H. Gilman and Daisy Loraine Gilman was born February 3, 1920 in Petersburg, MI. She was valedictorian of the Class of 1938 at Petersburg High School. Loraine attended Davis Business College and worked for The Jewel Tea Company prior to her marriage. On September 27, 1940 Loraine married Robert H. Welker in Petersburg, MI. They were married 51 years. Robert and Loraine’s brother, Norman, and Grandson Ryan Welker preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters: Donna J. Graber, (Ron), Bowling Green, Norma L. Strayer (Fred), Waterville, Audrey R. Gorsuch (Earl), Bowling Green, and son, Wendell H. Welker, (Renee), Perrysburg, 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Her sister Lois Layman survives. Loraine devoted her life to her husband and children. She will be remembered fondly for all the family dinners she hosted, her love for her grandchildren, and the joy she found in playing games and crocheting. Loraine and Bob traveled throughout the United States and enjoyed their time together in Haines City, FL. Loraine is a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Waterville, where she served as a circle leader and cooked many dinners for the Rotary Club. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Road, Waterville, OH is making the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday, May 8 from 10-12 noon. The funeral service will follow at 12 o’clock noon with burial at Highland Memory Gardens, 8308 S. River Road, Waterville, OH. A luncheon will be held at Bethel…


Larry G Sims

Larry G. Sims, 70, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away May 3, 2017. He was born May 15, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio to Max and Helen (Berres) Sims. He married Kathleen Melczak and she survives in Bowling Green. Larry was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Perrysburg and a member of the Eagles in Maumee. Along with his wife Kathy, Larry is survived by sons Terry Cousino of Bowling Green and Rick Cousino of Bowling Green, daughters Tracey (Joseph) Delis of Kirtland, Ohio, Kristina (Joseph) Bowman of Avon Lake, Ohio and Laurie (Robert) Wickard of North Baltimore, Ohio, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Ronald (Lona) Sims of Perrysburg, Ohio and Carl (Judy) Sims of Toledo, Ohio and sister Patricia (Kirk) Chwialkowski of South Carolina. Services will be private for the family. Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on May 19, 2017.


Shirley Busselle

Shirley Busselle, of Grand Rapids, died on Thursday at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green. She was born in Detroit and raised in Indiana. In 1964 she moved to Grand Rapids with her husband, Fred Busselle, and their 2-year-old son, Rick. She loved Grand Rapids, and had very dear friends there. Over the years, she and Fred, traveled, sometimes on a motorcycle, they had a sailboat, and generally enjoyed life and friends. After Fred died in 1997, Shirley continued to travel and visit her grandchildren and beloved nephews. As much as anything, Shirley loved dogs, and loved to un-train them. Within days, she could have even the best trained dog begging for table scraps, sitting on the furniture, and sleeping in the bed. She had many dogs and treated them all like children. Shirley worked in the fertilizer division of Andersons for more than 25 years. She loved her job and the people she worked with. She leaves behind a son, Rick, Daughter-in-Law, Dawn Shinew, and two grandchildren, Luther and Lucinda. They loved her very much. A celebration of Shirley’s life is being planned for early June. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society or Public Television. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on May 12, 2017.


Candelaria P Serrato

Candelaria Pompa Serrato, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017 in Bowling Green. She was born to the late Castulo and Theodora Pompa in February of 1925 in Dolores Tx. Her father was a coal miner and she often told stories of her childhood living near the Rio Grande in a coal mine village. She was very proud of being a “coal miners” daughter. She met the love of her life, Trinidad in Arkansas. They married in September of 1941 in Mississippi. It was the era of World War II and shortly thereafter, her husband was off to serve in the military. Her strength, hardwork, and endurance sustained during that time, along with her faith. They moved to Ohio in 1946 where they raised their family of ten kids. Her endurance prevailed again during the Vietnam era as four of her sons and a brother served their country. She worked at Brighams Greenhouse for many years. She loved flowers, listening to spanish music, gardening (especially her strawberries), traveling, and collecting rocks. Cande was well known in the area for her famous tamales. Her biggest passion was her family. She was very proud of her kids and all her grandchildren. She cherished her beloved husband of 71 years marriage. Preceding her in death were beloved parents, husband Trinidad, brother Vic, two grandsons, one great granddaughter and one great great grandson. Children surviving to cherish her memory; Dolores (Joe) Cremar, Trinidad II (Rita), Ricardo (Mary), Reynaldo (Julie), Christopher (Jenny), John (Violet), Zeke (Elizabeth), Lucy (Alfredo) Gutierrez, Carlos (Sue), Jane (Scott) Perez; 52 Grandkids, 90 great grands kids, and…


Ruth E Bressler

Ruth Evelyn Bressler, age 84 of Bowling Green went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Ruth was born September 2, 1932 in Sykesville, Pennsylvania to William and Anne Margaret McKeever.  She is survived by her family: husband of 59 years, Thomas A. Bressler, her four children; Scot, Ann, Amy and Joy, along with her brother Charles and sister Lois.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bill and Paul McKeever and sister Margaret Server. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bowling Green where her father was a minister.  Ruth enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as attending church services and activities. Visitation will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 749 S. Wintergarden Rd. in Bowling Green. Rev. David Fath and Pastor Tom Mullins will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Northwest Ohio Division of the American Heart Association at PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. The family would like to thank the staff at Bridge Hospice Care Center. To share an online condolence with the Bressler family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth…


Jean L Hilty

Jean Louise Hilty, 86, of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully at The Bridge Hospice Care Center on April 25, 2017. Jean was born on January 11, 1931 to Hazel Tucker in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Toledo, Ohio by her mother and loving grandparents, Martha and Edmund Meyers. She was married to the late Dr. Donald E. Hilty on December 14, 1962. Jean received her nurse’s training from the Toledo Hospital in 1952 and later received her BSN from Bowling Green State University.  She formerly served the patients at Wood Co. Hospital and cared for patients throughout Wood Co as a visiting nurse. Jean also frequently used her talents as a nurse to compassionately care for her friends and family members. She was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many callings that include, but are not limited to: Primary President, Young Women’s President, Relief Society President, Compassionate Service Leader, and Family History Consultant. Jean was a loyal friend who often took it upon herself to brighten the lives of others in their time of need. She blessed others with her caring nature, spirited sense of humor, and unwavering faith. Surviving are her four daughters, Debra Henry of Modesto, CA, Cindy Lenahan of Rossford, Cheryl Patchett of Ripon, CA, and Wendy Hilty of Waterville; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter soon to be born. A funeral service will be held on Monday May 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1033 Conneaut Ave. in Bowling Green. Bishop Bill Mullins will officiate. Interment…


Jane M Cook

Jane Marie Cook, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday April 23rd 2017 at Genesis Swanton Valley Center. Jane was born in Weston Ohio on July 16th 1934 to the late Clarence Mizer and Kathleen (Canterbury) Jeffers. She was married to the late Glenn A.Cook on April 16th 1952. Jane is survived by her son William (Mary) Cook, and her two daughters, Marilyn (Vern) Bybee and Janilyn Kern. Jane is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Ryan (Sunday) Foulds, James (Meredith) Foulds, Katie (James) Miller, Aaron Blomquist, Jeff and Scott Cook, Jessica (Justin) Aeschliman, Justin Biddle, Emily (Josh) Kern, Madison (Anthony) Kern, and Riely Kern; great-grandchildren, Aiden Foulds, Ellie and Michael Miller, Kaden, Leland, and Addison Cook, Case Cook, Payton and Maisie Otte, and Wyatt and Violette Dibling. Also surviving are her sisters Ruby (Bill) Priest, Linda (Bob) Tinnell, and her brother Nick (Carol) Jeffers. Jane was preceded in death by her infant son, Michael, brother, Ted Mizer, sister, Joeann (Joe) Rectenwald, and “adopted sister,” Bev Haas. Jane babysat for many years, and later worked as a teacher’s aide at Children’s Resource Center until she retired. She enjoyed doing many crafts and she was known for her delicious cookies! She was a loving and caring person and a good friend. She was dearly loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her! Visitation will be held on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wood County Memory Gardens. To share an online condolence with the family…


James Bahnsen

James R. Bahnsen, age 72, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on April 22, 2017 at Genacross Lutheran Services, Toledo campus. Jim was born on September 11, 1944 in Toledo, OH to Harold and Marjorie (Reitzel) Bahnsen. Jim was a barber for over 40 years at the Colonial Barber Shop, Oregon, OH. He was a former member of the Corvette club, enjoyed playing cards, traveling to Florida but most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jim is survived by his children: Andrew “Andy” (Tara) Bahnsen of Portage, OH, Amy (Chad) Dwyer of Northwood, OH, grandchildren: Jakob, Emma, Leah, and Noah Bahnsen, sister: Joyce (Paul) Downey of Perrysburg, OH, brother: Richard (Betty) Bahnsen of Perrysburg, OH and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Harold and Marjorie Bahnsen. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH where funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment will be in Lake Twp. Cemetery, Walbridge, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 24, 2017.


Willard E Misfeldt

Willard E. Misfeldt, Ph.D., age 87, of Bowling Green passed on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident. Willard was born March 14, 1930, as the third child of Edward and Jennie (Williams) Misfeldt, in Aitkin County, Minnesota. A 1948 graduate of Aitkin High School, Willard’s parents took a loan to enable him to attend his first quarter of college at St. Cloud State University.  After successful completion of the first quarter, he was eligible for a scholarship awarded by his high school for his second quarter.  Willard then transferred to the University of Minnesota – Duluth where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1952.  He was very proud of his undergraduate degree and the fact that he worked to finance his way through college. In 1952, he joined the Army and was stationed at Camp Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Willard served during the Korean Conflict with the 5th Armored Division of the U.S. Army Artillery as a training instructor, heavy army artillery for the 105 mm Howitzer, for those soldiers being sent to Korea. He received an honorable discharge in 1954 with the rank of Sergeant. He continued his education after leaving the Army, pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  He received his Ph.D. in Art History from Washington University at St. Louis.  His first university level position was at Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota.  In 1967, he joined the faculty of the Bowling Green State University serving as Professor of Art History in the School of Art. …


Dr. Jaak Panksepp

Dr. Jaak Panksepp, 73, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Bowling Green, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Panksepp was born on June 5, 1943 in Tartu, Estonia to the late Rudolph and Salme (Leet) Panksepp.  He married Anesa Miller in 1991 and she survives him in Bowling Green. Dr. Panksepp was a Professor for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in the Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy and Pharmacology and Physiology Department.  Prior to his work at Washington State University, Dr. Panksepp taught at Bowling Green State University where he was a Neuroscientist in the Psychology Department retiring in 1998.  During his career at BGSU, Dr. Panksepp did extensive research and helped develop the still controversial opioid-antagonist therapy for autistic children along with pursuing new therapies for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), and depression. Dr. Panksepp also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Medical College of Ohio (UTMC).   His most recent research was focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion experience.  Dr. Panksepp traveled all over the world where he would perform lectures on his research.   He was very proud and honored when he received the Order of the White Star, which was personally given to him by the President of Estonia.   Dr. Panksepp truly loved his work and was devoted to his research, he also loved to research music in his spare time, however, his family was his true pride and joy. Dr. Panksepp is survived by his wife: Anesa; a son: Jules Panksepp, of Portland, Oregon; step-daughters: Antonia Pogacar, of Washington DC; Ruth (Michal) Pogacar-Kouril, of…


Earl E Wiseman

Earl E. Wiseman, 82, of Portage, Ohio passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017. He was born May 11, 1934 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Roy and Luella (Hagemeyer) Wiseman. He married Sharon Meade on January 11, 1961 and she preceded him in death in 2010. Earl served his country in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of Portage Township High School and attended Cloverdale United Methodist Church. He served as the Jerry City Fire Chief and was a Boy Scout Leader. Earl was a volunteer and courier for Bridge Hospice. He is survived by his sons Charles (Gwen) Wiseman of Tiffin, Ohio, Earl Jr. (Melissa) Wiseman of Jerry City, Ohio and Timothy Wiseman of Jerry City, Ohio, daughters Vickie (Chuck) Grimm of Perrysburg, Ohio and Jenny (Michael) Myers of Bowling Green, Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Along with his wife Sharon, Earl was preceded in death by his brother Alan Wiseman, sisters Carol Solarik and Lynn Bankey and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. Rev. Rosanne Kalinowski and Rev. Meg Knape will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Wood County Honor Detail. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Road Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 To share an online condolence with the Wiseman family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Randall P Cajka

Randall P. Cajka, age 58, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday, evening, April 17, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, OH. He was born on November 19, 1958 to Frank and Roberta (Sattler) Cajka in Oregon, OH. After graduation from Eastwood High School he later attended Tiffin University on a baseball scholarship where he was credited for pitching a “No Hitter” during his time there. After graduation he married Donna Scherger on April 19, 1985 in New Riegel, OH. Randall was an Auditor for the State of Ohio for 20+ years before retiring. He would later start a career as a sports official, refereeing numerous sports activities throughout the area. Randall’s memberships included Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Ohio High School Athletic Association, just to name a few. He had a love of sports and a very enormous passion for kids, quietly helping the friends of his own children through some very rough times. Randall’s mantra was “no child gets left behind” and he lived what he believed. His family will remember him most for his very big heart and enduring smile. Randall is survived by his wife Donna of 32 years, children: Rudy (Emily) Cajka of Bowling Green, OH, Brittany (Nick) Koval of Helena, OH, Kailee (Robert Morgan) Cajka of Bowling Green, OH, grandchildren; Emma and Bailey, brother: Rick (Nancy) Cajka of Perrysburg, OH, sister: Amy Jo (Randy) Varner of Bowling Green, OH and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM at the Marsh Funeral…


Lisa Sipes

Lisa Lynn Sipes, age 49, of Bowling Green, received her angel’s wings and has made her greatest trip ever-to heaven- on April 17, 2017. Lisa was a devoted Christian. She loved attending church and reading her bible. Lisa is now totally healthy, singing and dancing in Heaven. Lisa was born August 11, 1967 in Toledo, Ohio to Theodore L. and Josephine M. (Bunde) Sipes. Her father, Ted preceded her in death. Lisa is survived by her beloved mother, Jo; her aunt, Gina McCormick in Norwalk, Connecticut; and her uncle John (Julie) Bunde of Montgomery, Texas. Lisa’s early school years were in Dearborn, Michigan and Miami, Florida, before the Sipes family settled in Bowling Green, Ohio. Lisa earned her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. She especially loved 4-H, even competing in state competition for wood working project. The Wood County Fair was such an important part of her life. Many entries were submitted in handicrafts, hobbies and model departments where she won blue ribbons both via 4-H and open class division. Lisa was most successful in photography, where she won Best of Class for Youth in the Open Division and a rosette. In 1995, Lisa represented the United States at the Special Olympic World Games. She earned two bronze medals in aquatics. Lisa carried the 1996 Atlanta U.S Olympic torch. As a torch bearer, she carried the Olympic torch on Mercer Rd in Bowling Green. Prior to the run, Lisa could be found at Bowling Green State University track, jogging with a baseball bat in hand to learn to hold the weight and keep the fire from her hair. Lisa also…


Lynne Hall

Lynne Ann (Dunn) Hall, 83, of Bowling Green, passed away on April 12, 2017 in Oregon, Ohio. Lynne was born in Jackson Township to George and Bernice (Hutson) Dunn on February 6, 1934. She graduated as valedictorian from Jackson Township High School in 1952. She worked as an insurance clerk for Wood County Hospital for many years. She had previously volunteered at the Bowling Green food bank. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church – Bowling Green and a former member of the Silver Cross Circle of the International Order of the Kings Daughters and Sons. She was active in card clubs, and enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, crafting and traveling. She traveled the US with her husband and children in their Holiday Rambler travel trailer. Later she was able to travel to Europe, Alaska, Mexico and the US. Lynne was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hall in 1998, her parents and her brother George (Bud) Dunn III. Lynne is survived by her daughter Julie (David) Steed, Perrysburg; son Jeffrey (Lisa) Hall, Haskins; grandchildren Jennifer Steed, Los Angeles, California; Rick (Devon) Hall, Toledo, Ohio; Katelynne Hall, Haskins. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd, Toledo, Ohio 43615, or at http://www.alz.org/nwohio/in_my_community_donate.asp Condolences may be left in Dunn Funeral Home online guestbook at http://www.dunnfuneralhome.com/obituary/lynne-hall#condolences. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Southern Care Hospice, Toledo, Ohio and the staff at Lane Park, Oregon, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical…


Michael J Firsdon

Michael J. Firsdon, 64 of Pemberville, OH  died April 14, 2017 at U of M in Ann Arbor, MI surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 7, 1952 in Bowling Green,OH, the son of Joseph E. and Betty L (Hill) Firsdon.  On November 15, 1986 he married the love of his life Cheryl (Reno) Firsdon, who survives. A Vietnam Veteran, he proudly served in the US. Navy as a Boiler Tech from August 1971 – August 1975.  After his discharge, he further served his country four years in the reserves.  He was employed by Air Products and Chemicals in North Baltimore, OH  for 32 years. Michael enjoyed with his wife Cheryl wintering in their home in FL, camping, riding and traveling on their Honda trike.  He loved his title “Papa” and cherished his time with his three beautiful and precious grandchildren. Michael will be missed by his loving wife Cheryl, his two daughters Callie Jo Firsdon Strack of Findlay, OH and Amanda Swartz Haas of Bowling Green, OH.  Son-in-law Luke Swartz, grandchildren Tyler Swartz (16), Hailey Swartz (9) and Ethan Swartz (4), siblings; Steve Firsdon, Bowling Green, OH , David (Janet) Firsdon, Portage, OH, Linda (Garland) Ward, Akron, OH, Beth (Jim)Brueggemeyer, Odenton, MD and Mary (David) Rife, Pemberville, Ohio, OH  Inlaws, Deb (Dan) Serdar, Perrysburg, OH , Darrell (Char)Reno, Tracy, CA and Greg (Joanny)Reno, Monroe, MI.  and many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Michael will be on Monday April 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 &6:00-8:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Michael’s funeral service will be…


Ilene E Roberts

Ilene E. Roberts, age 89, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away on Monday morning, April 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 21, 1927 in Toledo, OH to Karl and Estella (Shanteau) Lerche. Ilene married Richard Roberts on April 11, 1947 in Stony Ridge, OH and he preceded her on March 27, 1997. She was a homemaker and her memberships included: Stony Ridge United Methodist Church, attended Walbridge Senior Citizens and had been a past member of the Pemberville Lions Club. Ilene truly enjoyedbeing with family, seeing new things and loved to travel. Ilene is survived by her son: Jeffrey (Rebecca) Roberts of Bowling Green, daughter-in-law: Linda Roberts of Pemberville, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and companion: William St. Claire of Walbridge. She was preceded in death by her husband: Richard, sons: Curtis and Marvin, great grandchild: Austin and sister: Lois Spoores. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11 AM from Stony Ridge United Methodist Church, 5542 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, OH 43463 where there will be additional visitation conducted from 10 – 11 AM. Officiating will be Rev. Robert May. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Perrysburg, OH. A bereavement luncheon will served immediately following the cemetery committal services at the church. Consideration for memorial contributions can be made to: Stony Ridge Methodist Church or the Walbridge Senior Center. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.


Kathleen A Schauer

Kathleen A. Schauer, age 72, of Bowling Green, OH passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. She was born on October 9, 1944 in Pemberville, OH to Fred and Elsie (Morris) Schauer. Kathleen was a home health aide and attended St. Marks Lutheran Church, Bowling Green. She is survived by her sister: Darlene Baker and brother: Calvin Schauer both of Bowling Green and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Don and Fred Schauer. As per her wishes there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are being handled by the Marsh Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the donor’s choice. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on April 19, 2017.